Friday, September 29, 2017

All the Time

Happy Friday,

This Month's Ali Edwards story kit is themed time. I started to think about all the stories I could tell and this is the first one I wanted to get down. I started by printing some photos with my HP Sprocket printer of his favorite top 3 spots. I used a tiny piece (1/4 inch) of the Turn the Page 6x6 pad on the top and bottom of the page to give it a tiny touch of color. I was happy to find the time stamp fit perfectly on top of the vertical photo. I then dug into my stash of letters found some old tiny black to finish off the page. I wrote out my journaling in a very not straight or same size text, but I got the story out and that's the important part. It doesn't have to be perfect.
I finished off the page with a couple chipboard pieces from the Story kit and this is ready for the album.
That's it for today; until next time. <3 Ann

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hello Card

Happy Hump Day,
Today I have a simple card that I can send to a friend for any occasion. The card started when I was testing a new die I got from the Studio Calico sale a couple weeks ago. The lattice background. I then grabbed the Lovely Day by Dear Lizzy 6x6 pad found a piece for the background and then some cut parts to layer. I felt the card still needed something and grab my box of old wood veneers.
A quick and simple card that made a tiny dent into my collection of 6x6 pads.
That's it for today; until next time. <3 Ann

Monday, September 25, 2017

Created to Create

Happy Monday,

I created this page last month, but it's one of my favorites. Illustrated Faith released Pray, Create, Repeat printable in their online shop and had a girl that looked like me. I knew I wanted to do something with it. Each printable set comes with a number of suggested verses. I used Colossians 3:17. This is the first time I used white paint and covered words on purpose. I wanted the space to put my girl and the Ikea cart along with journaling.
I used 3 pieces from the set and the Doodles to Live By kit (sold out) from Dayspring.
I started my Bible journaling journey about a year ago and can see how I've evolved with it. I used to be worried about covering up the words and just worked in the margins of my Bible. Slowly I started to drift into the word and now I'm not afraid to cover text and highlight what a verse or section means to me.

That's it for today; until next time. <3 Ann

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Psalm 2

A few weeks ago I got a copy of Psalms from Amazon in the hopes of doing an entry a week and doing each Psalm. The pages in this book are thicker than a normal bible page and that makes it easier to watercolor without always using gesso page prep.

Today I did Psalm 2 which felt very appropriate with how divided we all are. I did gesso the right page since I plan to watercolor on the next page so the watercolors wouldn't reactivate and mud up. I used Prima watercolors the blue is from Decadent Pies, Green from Odyssey, and gold from Metallic Accents. I then used clear sticker paper and printed a map outline and attached it after the watercolor dried.

I wanted to leave the left side of the page readable. So I started my journaling in the upper right corner and made a few errors that I covered up with white paint and then put a piece of patterned paper on top with my journaling. I finished it off with some old Glitz Designs washi tape that I've had for a few years.
That's it for today; until next time. <3 Ann

Friday, September 22, 2017

Thanks - Turn the Page

Today I have an easy shaker card to share. I used the new collection from Paige Taylor Evans and Crate Paper called Turn the Page. I used the 6x6 pad and a flower die cut from the Ephemera pack. I started with a 4x5.25 pattern and cut a rectangle from the center and used another piece from the pad to die cut the sentiment using Lawn Fawn's Finley dies. I used a regular sheet of transparencies and some glitter and some foam to give it the dimension and space to shake. I mounted it on an A4 white card base. It's ready to fill in and send.
That's it for today; until next time. <3 Ann

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Card

Every 2-3 years I buy some sort of Distress product only to get frustrated with them and give them away. This is the first card made with this year's collection of Mini Distress Inks.
I used Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, and Worn Lipstick. This was also my first attempt with watercolor paper and that makes a huge difference from cardstock. It was a ton of fun to blend.
After I made sure that was dry I used stazon black ink to stamp this greeting from Avery Elle Cake and Candles set. I added a few streamers and stars from the set and scattered some Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold and a few enamel dots I hoard for that perfect time. Although I don't have any purple ones it turns out.
I finished off the card with patterned paper from an old Fancy Pants 6x6 pad.
That's it for today; until next time. <3 Ann

ReDiscover Myself

I've been getting the Ali Edwards Story stamp and kit since the start of the year and loving it as it's getting me back into layout making not just project life. I didn't realize I missed doing layouts until these kits started coming in the mail.
This 6x8 page is one of the busiest and one of my favorites. Last year I had hip surgery and had to take 6 months off from running. Giving myself the time to fall back in love with scrapbooking and taking up bible journaling.
The products on this page all came from the kit except the wood grain block letters those are Webster's Pages. I bought a lot of the add ons that month including the sheet of square stickers. I used the entire sheet on this page changing the order, but using the sheet to keep the spacing of them. The photo was a scrap from a poor print job and should have been tossed, but it worked so well telling the story of finding myself this year.
That's it for today; until next time. <3 Ann

Psalm 147:4

I was inspired to do this page after watching a video on galaxy watercolor by Kristina Werner.
I use the Prima Watercolors in almost all, but this page used just The Classics set (if I recall correctly) I start all of my pages with a thin layer of gesso and after it's dry I randomly painted blue, yellow, and pink across the page and then heat set it so I knew it was ready for the black galaxy covering. I knew I wanted to have a "wormhole" so I drew that on the left part of the page as I continued to get this space look. After I dried that and put down extra layers of black as needed I used a paintbrush and watered down white paint to flick across the page to create the white stars. I used some old white alphabet stickers from my stash. The blocks were from one of the first Dear Lizzy collections and the larger are My Little Shoebox. I used my white signo pen to write down the exact verse this page was about and dated it. And it was a fun page that didn't take too much time to do.
That's it for today; until next time. <3 Ann

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fun For the Win


One of the biggest things I've learned from the Ali Edwards story classroom is a story doesn't have to be old on 1 page or just a layout. You can mix it up. So I did. I wanted to tell the story of how my husband beat 1,000,000 points on Buzz at Disneyland. I also made the tiniest dent in my pattern paper stash with this b-side of Fancy Pants paper from 2 or 3 years ago. I am a paper hoarder and I admit it. I'm hoping to make some sort of dent into it this fall, but that's it for today; until next time. <3 Ann